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What it takes

You’re Perfectly Poised for Ownership

What are you bringing to the studio? Our franchise owners, like our workout technique, are one of a kind. They are spirited entrepreneurs who love being in the studio and building an inviting barre space for their tight-knit community.

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Whether you’ve been taking barre classes for years or this is your very first-time stepping foot into a studio, you’re ready to jump in feet first and open the doors with The Bar Method.

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You love to be in the franchise owner’s seat and on the floor of your studio. You prefer to be involved in the daily operations and experience your barre business firsthand.

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You like to lead by developing deep connections with the people around you. For you, it’s all about creating a community that builds the confidence and strength of every member.

Your Financials


Minimum Liquid Capital

$355,357 – $511,869*

Estimated Initial Investment

*These figures are taken from Item 7 of The Bar Method FDD published 4/2024. Please see the FDD for full details.


Minimum Net Worth

It Doesn’t Cost As Much As You Think

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Take Advantage of the Barre Boom

Barre businesses are flourishing given the quickly escalating demand for specialized classes in interpersonal, small-gym atmospheres. People want a welcoming space where they feel comfortable and confident while still getting their sweat on. Owners like you can help clients find the right workouts and fitness community for them at The Bar Method. Our barre experience is like no other, and you can welcome people of all ages and experience levels to strengthen their bodies and their self-confidence at your studio.

Our Flexible Studio Footprints

Our buildouts, like our workouts, are flexible and fully adaptable for everyone’s needs. Your clients will appreciate the intentionality behind each feature and enjoy being in the space that you’ve created.

  • 1,700 square foot buildouts on average
  • Customizable footprints for real estate options
  • Fully stocked stations and locker rooms
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Available Markets

Growth Markets with Existing Locations
Growth Markets without Existing Locations

Frequently Asked Questions

The estimated initial investment for The Bar Method franchise is between $386,523 and $537,264 per location1. The costs incurred depend on a variety of factors, including your market area, real estate, and more. For more information about financial investments, please get in touch with our franchise team.

  1. These figures are taken from Item 7 of The Bar Method FDD published 4/2023. Please see the FDD for full details.

Not at all. Many of our franchise owners have never opened a fitness studio before or worked in the fitness industry. It’s more important to us that you have an entrepreneurial spirit, a hands-on work mentality, and a passion for empowering people through effective fitness methods. Our training and support will help you catch up on the rest.

Yes. Supporting and training you and your staff is our top priority at The Bar Method. We will provide thorough training in studio management, staff hiring, our exclusive fitness technique, marketing, and more. Support and training will also continue throughout your ownership.

Yes. Our experienced marketing team will provide guidance and a framework to help you generate buzz and new customers in your territory, both for your pre-sale and grand opening. You will have access to public relations recommendations, corporate marketing materials, and social media resources that can help drive traffic to your studio.

Yes, no-cost financing assistance is available to The Bar Method franchise owners. Our finance department can refer you to a myriad of products and services from outside lenders for your investment.

We offer the flexibility and opportunity to find excellent real estate opportunities within your Designated Market Areas (DMAs) so our existing and active owners can expand the brand, which means everyone in the DMA sees all viable opportunities for consideration. However, once you have a location approved, we will grant you a protected territory specific to that site.

Yes. Choosing to become a multi-studio owner will help you build strategic control over prime growth markets and help you realize economies of scale via cross-marketing, staffing, and more within multiple studios. You’ll also get a discount on the franchise fee for each additional Bar Method territory.

Yes, we have both an experienced in-house Real Estate team and local brokers who utilize cutting-edge market analysis tools and mapping software. Their guidance, along with your input and approvals, will help you find and negotiate the key elements of a real estate deal in a location that fits best for the brand. We’ve also created a detailed studio design guide and supply system to direct your choices, make recommendations, and ensure you have an attractive, functional studio your customers and staff will love. These resources are at no cost to you, as our goal is to help make the process of site selection and design as seamless as possible for our franchise partners.

The Bar Method has been a proud member of the Self Esteem Brands family, along with Anytime Fitness – one of the largest fitness franchises – as well as several other exciting brands in the health, wellness and self-care spaces, Self Esteem Brands is the gold standard in wellness franchising.

Talk to a Franchise Development Director and they can answer any additional questions you have as well as share more about the process for candidates interested in being considered for The Bar Method franchise ownership. Just fill out this form and a Franchise Development Director will reach out shortly.

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